Who Claps at a Funeral?

Adam Zimmerman describes what it was like to be at President Obama’s town hall on policing, race relations and guns.

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Speed Panels Can Work: Five Lessons for Panel Planners

Want to keep your audience engaged during a panel? Here are some tips.

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Introducing the Jargon Jar

The Burness blog team recently unveiled the jargon jar, a new initiative to help us use better words. Here's how it works.

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If You Care About Children’s Health, We’ve Got Good News

From Colorado to Cherokee County, South Carolina, several places have seen declining childhood obesity rates. Each community has a unique story. But there are some common themes.

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#ZombieDilemma: Humor Can Backfire in a Public Health Campaign

Humor has been used for years in public health communication campaigns. These campaigns might garner attention, but how effective are they at driving behavior change?

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Four Questions with Saburi Chirimi

Saburi Chirimi has been advancing social change from our Nairobi office since 2014. In this interview, Julie Mankowski explores the projects Saburi works on, the impact they have, and why she calls her bike “Chuck Norris.”

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A Living Reminder: Planning a Maternal Health Event While Pregnant

Marianna Sachse helped plan a maternal health event while pregnant. Here's what she learned.

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What if Defending Your Home Got You Killed?

In 2015, a hidden war claimed the lives of more than three people each week, according to a new report by NGO Global Witness. The cause of this war: land.

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The Attack in Orlando Made Me Rethink The Borders of Our Community

In the wake of the attacks in Orlando, Nick Seaver reflects on the amazing progress made in where LGBTQ people feel safe in society, and the reminder that it's not true for all in the LGBTQ community.

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Want to Solve Appalachia’s Problems? Listen to Those Who Live There.

The best ideas to close health gaps in Appalachia come from those who live in the region. We attended the SOAR Innovation Summit in Pikesville, Kentucky, where lots of these local solutions were on display.

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